Richard and Jim, I'm hoping to make it to several other concerts throughout the year so we will definitely see each other another time and I am truly looking forward to it.
Joyce, Graham, Martin, Karsten and Grant - it will be lovely to see you again in Nottingham. My days off at work are now taken, so all I need to book now are my plane ticket and accommodation. Oh, and the concert ticket of course. I'm taking my mum with me so it'll be quite a treat for her too; she is very fond of Hayley's music.
Does anyone have any idea of how much Hayley will be featured during this concert or is it mainly a RAF College Band concert?
I'm thinking about staying in the UK for at least a week afterwards, any ideas of what lovely cities I should visit around Nottingham? I was thinking about staying in Birmingham on the 3rd of August and take this opportunity to see Connie Fisher in "The Sound of Music", then maybe travel around the UK, go back to Manchester for a day and maybe even visit Wales and/or Scotland.
I am so pleased that you will be able to come over to the UK for a concert or two. I have been debating about which other concerts I should book (I have only booked Croydon so far) and Nottingham was on my short list. It would be lovely to see you again - just like old times! I am sure that your mum will very much enjoy the concert too.
I will have another look at my diary and see if I can manage it
"Lovely Cities" are in fairly short supply in the East Midlands. Nottingham itself has its castle, and there are nice urban walks along the canals in Birmingham (which is said to have more canals than Venice). Not a lot to see in my home town of Leicester, or Loughborough or Derby. There is some nice countyside in Derbyshire though, and Sherwood Forest and our own Charnwood Forest if you like walking.
As has already been said, most of our larger cities are not that exciting but Lincoln is not that far from Nottingam and well worth a visit. Buxton you've already been to - a bit more remote but a good coach service from Derby.
Looking forward to seeing you again and to meeting your mum. Is your sister still at Uni. over here?
She's not, but she definitely misses the UK and is gutted to know that Hayley is coming to Nottingham now that she is back in France! She won't be able to come with me this time, but you'll definitely have the chance to meet her at a concert one day.
Martin, thank you for your advice - I have now booked my accommodation in Nottingham and Birmingham. I also plan to go to Wollaton Hall and maybe even Cadbury World if it's worth the visit. I will then stay in Cardiff for a couple of days, before going back to Paris.
The only thing I need now is my concert ticket for Hayley's concert! Not sure she remembers me but it will be lovely to see Hayley again. The last time I saw her was two years ago at the Classical Brits 08, which is also the last time I saw most of you (except Richard).
I have a ticket to see Hayley at Nottingham. Looking forward to seeing you all there. Stephany it will be great to see you agin as last time was the Classical Brits when we were chatting to Will. If anyone wants any local info or a lift please let me know as I only live 14 miles away. Stephany Belvior Castle is not far away from Nottingham and is a lovely place and they have events on throughout the year. You also have Melton Mowbray well known for its Pork Pies and Cheese and the Tuesday Market is visited by people from up and down the country. ( I have to promote our local Market Town . Maryxx